2019 is a year of action, vows Besigye

Besigye addressing press at his home in Kasangati

Former FDC Party President, Kizza Besigye on Friday addressed press at his official residence in Kasangati, Wakiso district.

Besigye said there have been some good things this year citing the country’s sports teams that have given him a reason to celebrate.

Sports here is totally neglected, they are only paid attention to when they succeed, Besigye noted.

He said 2019 must be the year of action. He said regime opponents must work together and coordinate on areas of “mobilisation, organisation and actions” to achieve change.

According to Besigye, mobilisation has been effective over the years, saying now what is required is organised coordination at leadership level to implement collectively actions that will put regime on pressure to either negotiate its exit or fall.

He also highlighted several cases of tragedies, murders, corruption, human rights violations etc. that characterised 2018 although he also talked about moments of national jubilation like success in sports, academic competitions, literature and Miss Uganda triumph in China.

Besigye addressing press at his home in Kasangati

Besigye also urged people to share the little they during this Christmas saying “don’t eat and enjoy when your neighbour is hungry.”

Besigye said everyone knows where the problem is and that Ugandans need to get rid of it as soon as possible.

“Everybody knows that the problem with not go away by itself. Praying alone will not solve the problem. Prayer alone without action is dead faith. So we must take action.”

Museveni is the source of corruption 

He majorly discussed corruption which he said starts with President Museveni himself.

“We have always known that Uganda’s corruption starts at the top.”

What this year has helped Ugandans do is get evidence that this corruption starts with Museveni himself, Besigye told press.

“I invite all of you to get details of the American trial and understand how terrible the people who claim to led this country are.”

The American trial involves Foreign minister Sam Kutesa who was bribed with Shs1.8bn by a Chinese businessman Patrick Ho.

The Attorney General, William Byaruhanga, told parliament on Thursday that he was investigating Kutesa’s bribery allegations and that he would soon produce a report.

“There is no doubt that our country is in the claws of very terrible people and we must do something about it,” Besigye commented.

Besigye quoted Democratic Party President Norbert Mao who he said correctly observed that “the fish rots from the head”.

The President recently unveiled an anti-corruption unit of State House headed by Lt Col Edith Nakalema, saying he would end the vice once and for all.

The team on Thursday raided Wakiso lands offices and arrested corrupt officials.



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